KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
Dear Mr. Melville -
At the risk of wearying both you & myself I must write again to ask about the little pictures and drawings I sent you -
You see you may have answered my notes & telegrams, and your letters may have been lost in the pit of the Post office -
Since you wired to say that you had [p. 2] received the paintings all right enough, and that a letter was to follow, I have received absolutely nothing -
Upon my return from Paris I wired to you again begging you to write - but have heard nothing -
I am sorry beyond measure to trouble you - but I am really anxious about the pictures - also I might make use of them if they were in town -
Kindly send me a line and forgive
Very sincerely Yrs
J McNeill Whistler -
454. Fulham Road -
2. Arthur Melville
Arthur Melville (1855-1905), watercolour painter [more]. This document was passed, for some reason, to Theodore Roussel (1847-1926), painter and print-maker [more], who was a close friend and supporter of JW, and fellow member of the Society of British Artists, at this time (private collection records).